This Video Has 1,070,288 Views

This Video Has 1,070,288 Views

The title of this video should change with the times. But nothing lasts forever: here’s the story of how I made it work, why it used to be easier to make that work, and how it all ties in to the White Cliffs of Dover and the end of the universe.

Edited by Michelle Martin: https://twitter.com/mrsmmartin

Includes an accelerated section of “Traduction automatique des flux d’information (Yahoo Pipes IV)” by Laurent Moccozet, which is licensed under CC-by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m4oxwPw7bY – the remainder of this video does not fall under that license.

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50 Responses

  1. Tom Scott says:

    I’m getting rather a lot of emails telling me that it’s working! Which is great, thank you! — but for the sake of my inbox: the code’s also keeping logs for me, don’t worry about it 🙂

  2. Douglas Rampazo says:

    Poor Tom, having to rewrite the title every time someone watches the video.

  3. Ash Pragasam says:

    Before: cool, number of views
    After: my entire existence is ethereal

  4. Greichen says:

    Jesus, I remember that Star Wars forecast thing. Weird to keep finding ways in which I knew your work before I knew of you.

  5. Joshy Jay says:

    “code is just incredibly dull on camera”

    Tell that to Michael Reeves

  6. Opalium says:

    *Tom* : Try to make sure they leave something positive behind.
    *Me, literally in the process of coding a farting Discord bot while I watch this video* : Uh…

  7. Zain Majumder says:

    “The long-term goal of humanity should be to find a way to defeat entropy” – WOAH kyubey, hold your horses

    • B2As says:

      PMMM reference lmao?

    • Francis Vierne says:

      Mokyu

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    • LLRFILMS says:

      I don’t get it.

  8. Liokardo says:

    “Were talking about the end of the universe”
    liked and favorited

  9. Ned Andre says:

    My experience: API – Automatically Pain In-the-ass

  10. DarkSingularity says:

    “The long term goal of humanity should be to defeat entropy”

    Sounds like Isaac asimov’s The Last Question

  11. Marki Mahalimuyak says:

    Me: Oh cool, Tom talking about code.
    Me:
    Me:
    Me: *WHAT* *IS* *REALITY?*

  12. Roy Moreno says:

    0:48
    Did Tom just Rick rolled us?

  13. dylan08 says:

    Tom Scott is the only one that can make me have an existential crisis without ruining my motivation to live.

  14. Sam Gainfort says:

    “If it’s actually 100% spot on, it’s a miracle.”
    Well Tom, its matching 979,002 – 979,002. Witnessed a miracle?

  15. Rebecca Pauline says:

    “having it 100% spot on is a miracle”

    well I guess I just experienced a miracle lmao

  16. BowieD says:

    0:48 – spotted rick astley video id

  17. Sepia Smith says:

    It’s depressing to know that there will always be people who take advantage of good things and use them for harm. 🙁

  18. Battleking says:

    “If it’s actually 100% spot on, it’s a miracle.”
    To those of us watching at or close to the upload date this quote is mostly directed to the future audience of this video.

  19. Shane King says:

    “Don’t bother refreshing” from when I started watching to by the time I’d finished it ticked over 1 million views 5 hours after upload – I’m guessing very few listened to the refresh comment

  20. The Greek Hijacker says:

    Me: “Why does the title of the video display its viewcount?”
    Tom: “Let me tell you why even though everything in life comes to an end, its worth experiencing it:”

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